CCLT Board of Directors
Meet the CCLT Board of Directors
JENNIFER LUCE (Chairperson)Executive Vice President of Business Banking, a commercial lender with responsibilities including the management and growth of FirstBank’s business lending team. Jennifer’s 16 year career at FirstBank has also provided her the opportunity to work with many non-profit organizations ranging from Treasurer of Littleton Immigrant Integration Initiative, CFO of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)Denver to board member of North West Douglas County Economic Development Corporation and founding board member of the Denver Region American Cancer Society. Jennifer is proud to have been associated with CCLT since 2004 when she provided loan counseling to the first home buyers of the program. Jennifer is also an instructor for FirstBank’s customer development class for 300+ officers at the bank.
JEFF SEIFRIED (Vice Chair) Retired in 2015 – Jeff was Executive Director of Mile High Community Loan Fund, a Denver-based nonprofit community development financial institution, since June 2006. Jeff lead the organization’s effort to attract new investors, implement MHCLF’s strategic growth plan, promote MHCLF’s products to affordable housing developers and other non profit community based organizations and ensure the financial security and integrity of the $10 million Fund. Jeff has led the organization’s efforts to increase loan volume, expand the market area served, build new partnerships, and better serve the financing needs of nonprofit community facilities developers. Prior to joining MHCLF, Jeff worked as the Urban Renewal Division Manager and the Small Business Development Coordinator for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He developed and managed two small business loan programs, negotiated redevelopment agreements and incentives for commercial and affordable housing projects and implemented strategies for redevelopment in two urban renewal project areas. He also re- established the Small Business Developmental Center at Red Rocks Community College and managed the distribution of Federal workforce training monies to colleges, school districts and community-based organizations. Jeff holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
BRAD WEINIG (Secretary/Treasurer) joined Enterprise Community Partners in June 2011. In his role as the Program Director for Transit Oriented Development, Brad is focused on ensuring that as the region’s public transit system (FasTracks) is built out, low-income community members can afford to remain or relocate in high quality housing near public transportation and enjoy improved access to quality jobs, childcare, education, and other critical services. Prior to joining Enterprise, Brad spent five years with Citi Community Capital in San Francisco, where he underwrote over $600 million of loans to finance the development or acquisition/rehabilitation of low-income apartment communities nationwide. Brad has an MBA from the University of Colorado, is a LEED Green Associate and an active member of ULI Colorado’s Affordable & Workforce Housing Council.
ANN TORGERSON (Member-at-Large) Ann was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa instilling a strong midwest work ethic. She moved to Colorado to attend Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and was hooked on the state. Upon graduation she moved to Denver, loving all that the metro area has to offer. She found employment with a local food broker, representing national manufacturers to local grocery chains for nearly 10 years. Upon completing her first home purchase she realized that real estate was where she wanted to work. She has been selling residential real estate for many years (currently at Cherry Creek Properties), and also has some experience in commercial real estate and property management. Although she has lived in many central Denver neighborhoods, she currently lives in Lowry with her husband, and two daughters, and two dogs. Together with her family she enjoys travel, skiing, biking, and volunteering. Some of her other community involvements are: Denver Public Schools- PTO 2002-current, various parent advisory committees, and class room work, Lowry Redevelopment Authority- Board Member 2003-present, Lowry Foundation -Board Member 2008-2015.
BETH TRUBY (Member-at-Large) is the Preservation Program Manager at the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and has 30 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. At the Authority, Beth focuses on preserving existing affordable housing units statewide. Prior to joining CHFA, Beth worked for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and the City of Denver Office of Economic Development where she managed over $100 million in affordable housing, economic and community development projects and led multiple strategic planning initiatives, including authoring the City’s first Denver Housing Plan. Beth earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado and is also on the board of the Denver Housing Authority’s redevelopment entity – DHC Redevelopment Partnership
ELIZABETH GUNDLACH NEUFELD (Member-at-Large) is the Director of Housing Development for the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (“AHA”). Since joining AHA in 2003, the agency has acquired and renovated 200 units, reinvested in and renovated an additional 300 units, constructed 125 units, and been a JV partner with others in 425 units of affordable rental housing. Prior to AHA, Elizabeth worked for over 8 years at CHFA, and the previous 12 years in private, commercial property finance, development, and management.
JULIE MAJORS (Member at Large) is currently working as a Real Estate Portfolio Agent with the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners, one of the largest land owners in the State of Colorado. Julie works on the commercial real estate assets that the trust manages, including vertical office property along the front range, development parcels in the metro area, and cell tower sites throughout Colorado. In the past, Julie was actively involved in planning and marketing two high-profile mixed-use master- planned communities in the Denver area, one known as the Lowry Redevelopment area. While at Lowry, Julie was involved in the development of the affordable housing portfolio and worked with the general contractor to complete the required units. Julie has been orchestrating land sales transactions of various types of land holdings for over 15 years, including multi-family, commercial, and SF attached and detached. With success, she orchestrated over 30 builders and 20 multi-level land transactions. Julie has been in the Denver real estate market for over 20 years , initially working in the finance arena and then as a Senior Asset Manager for distressed asset work-outs, where she successfully directed the management and disposition of $50 million dollars of non-performing real estate loans and REO that included apartments, office, retail, industrial, land and residential. Julie has many long-term relationships in the Denver area, with Realtor’s, bankers, developers, builders, and businesses. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in Finance. She has held her Colorado managing broker license since 1999.
LOUISE NEINNEMAN (Member at Large) has been a residential Realtor since 2001, and is currently a Broker Associate with Perry & Co, one of Denver’s oldest independently owned real estate firms. Prior to joining Perry & Co in 2010, Ms. Ninneman was a Broker/Owner and served as the Managing Director for Re/Max of Cherry Creek. She works all over the Denver metro area, but specializes in the central Denver neighborhoods where she has lived for the past 25 years. Before starting her busy real estate practice, Ms. Ninneman had a long career in the field of leadership development and community-based problem solving & collaboration. From 1991 to 2001 and again in 2009, she directed the Denver Community Leadership Forum, (DCLF), an annual year-long program housed at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD). DCLF seeks to bring together groups of emerging leaders drawn equally from the public, private and community/nonprofit sectors to focus on developing the collaborative problem solving and consensus building skills required of today’s community leaders. DCLF celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009, and is one of the oldest community leadership programs in the country. In addition to directing DCLF, Ms. Ninneman consulted on projects all over the state of Colorado that included facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development, mediation, consensus building, community problem solving and capacity building, program development, policy analysis, and research. The core of her work usually involved the design and facilitation of strategic planning processes related to long-term organizational or community change efforts.
JANET COLLEY (Member-at-Large) is the Financial Manager and Chief Financial Officer of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA). Ms. Colley has general supervisory responsibility of the financial operations and management of the Authority finances. Janet started at the Authority in August 2000. She previously worked for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) as the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Ms. Colley is a past Board member of Urban Peak and past Board Chair of Urban Peak Housing Corp. all in Denver, CO. Ms. Colley is married to Judge Kristopher M. Colley and has two children.
RENEE NICOLOSI (Member-at-Large) As the Director of Resident & Community Services (RCS) for the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), Renée Nicolosi has overseen programming for low– and moderate – income families in the areas of economic self-sufficiency, aging in place, resident leadership, and youth services for 20+ years. She has been integral in the design, implementation, and oversight of awarding winning programs. Many of these programs have been nationally recognized for innovative and effective services for the aging and disabled, at-risk youth, and families working toward economic self-sufficiency. Under her leadership, RCS has worked with the Housing Management Division to implement innovative programs such as the Resident Achievement Program (RAP), Welcome Neighbor, and the Criminal Activity Tracker (CAT) Hotline. These programs encourage and empower residents to take an active role in making their communities safe and vibrant.
Lindsay McKae is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and represents commercial banks and other financial institutions in a wide range of financing transactions including real estate acquisition, construction loans, asset-based and other collateralized financings, including revolving lines and term loan facilities and syndications and participations. She works on development loans for construction and long term financings for hotels, multifamily, condominiums, residential time shares, industrial, office, and mixed-use projects including projects with public funding sources mixed with the private capital and negotiating with mezzanine and subordinate lenders. She has extensive experience with affordable housing. She represents construction and permanent lenders (both conventional and tax-exempt) on low-income housing tax credit financings and on facilities specifically tailored to the tax credit investors. Additionally, Lindsay also assists both lenders and borrowers in conduit and direct tax-exempt financings both through public issuance and private direct placements for schools, municipalities, and non-profits. In her free time, Lindsay attends soccer and baseball games and swim meets cheering on her three children and you’ll usually find her outside skiing or trail running.
WHITNEY WHITSON (Member-at-Large) has represented the State of Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Health Care Policy & Financing, in partnership with Colorado Division of Housing, and Transition Coordination Agencies. Her career with the State of Colorado has also provided her the opportunity to work with many non-profit organizations ranging from serving as the President of Warren Village Alumni Association, Warren Village Leadership Group, Close to Home Intuitive-Denver Foundation, Hand-Up Collaborative, Dress for Success-Denver, and many other opportunities to give back with outreach to educate others in the community on how to help the high population of homeless. Whitney is proud to be associated with Warren Village since 2010 where she has served many hours of volunteering as an Ambassador, Advocate, Representative, and public speaker. She has provided peer counseling to single parent residents moving forward with their education and life dreams. With her dedication and service, within the past 5 years, she has won Volunteer of the Year Award twice. Whitney purchased her home from CCLT in 2015 with her two daughters.